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Keep bystanders a safe distance away
from work area. Anyone entering the work
area must wear personal protective
equipment. Fragments of workpiece or of a
broken wheel may fly away and cause injury
beyond immediate area of operation.
Hold the power tool by insulated gripping
surfaces only, when performing an
operation where the cutting accessory
may contact hidden wiring or its own
cord. Cutting accessory contacting a
wire may make exposed metal parts of the
power tool live and could give the operator
an electric shock.
Position the cord clear of the spinning
accessory. If you lose control, the cord may
be cut or snagged and your hand or arm may
be pulled into the spinning wheel.
Never lay the power tool down until the
accessory has come to a complete stop.
The spinning wheel may grab the surface
and pull the power tool out of your control.
Do not run the power tool while carrying it
at your side. Accidental contact with the
spinning accessory could snag your clothing,
pulling the accessory into your body.
Regularly clean the power tool's air vents.
The motor's fan will draw the dust inside the
housing and excessive accumulation of
powdered metal may cause electrical
Do not operate the power tool near
flammable materials. Sparks could ignite
Do not use accessories that require liquid
coolants. Using water or other liquid
coolants may result in electrocution or shock.
Kickback and related warnings
Kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched or
snagged rotating wheel. Pinching or
snagging causes rapid stalling of the rotating
wheel which in turn causes the uncontrolled
power tool to be forced in the direction
opposite of the wheel's rotation at the point of
For example, if an abrasive wheel is snagged
or pinched by the workpiece, the edge of the
wheel that is entering into the pinch point can
dig into the surface of the material causing
the wheel to climb out or kick out. The wheel
may either jump toward or away from the
operator, depending on direction of the
wheel's movement at the point of pinching.
Abrasive wheels may also break under these
Kickback is the result of power tool misuse
and/or incorrect operating procedures or
conditions and can be avoided by taking
proper precautions as given below.
Maintain a firm grip on the power tool and
position your body and arm to allow you
to resist kickback forces. Always use
auxiliary handle, if provided, for maximum
control over kickback or torque reaction
during start-up. The operator can control
torque reactions or kickback forces, if proper
precautions are taken.
Never place your hand near the rotating
accessory. Accessory may kickback over
Do not position your body in line with the
rotating wheel. Kickback will propel the tool
in direction opposite to the wheel's
movement at the point of snagging.
Use special care when working corners,
sharp edges etc. Avoid bouncing and
snagging the accessory. Corners, sharp
edges or bouncing have a tendency to snag
the rotating accessory and cause loss of
control or kickback.
Do not attach a saw chain, woodcarving
blade, segmented diamond wheel with a
peripheral gap greater than 10 mm or
toothed saw blade. Such blades create
frequent kickback and loss of control.
excessive pressure. Do not attempt to
make an excessive depth of cut.
Overstressing the wheel increases the
loading and susceptibility to twisting or
binding of the wheel in the cut and the
possibility of kickback or wheel breakage.
When wheel is binding or when
interrupting a cut for any reason, switch
off the power tool and hold the power tool
motionless until the wheel comes to a
complete stop. Never attempt to remove
the wheel from the cut while the wheel is
in motion otherwise kickback may occur.
Investigate and take corrective action to
eliminate the cause of wheel binding.
Do not restart the cutting operation in the
workpiece. Let the wheel reach full speed
and carefully re-enter the cut. The wheel
may bind, walk up or kickback if the power
tool is restarted in the workpiece.
the wheel or apply